This is a question I get a lot. The short answer, YES! The long answer...well that would be a drawn out version of YES! Listen it is quite simple. I eat around 4-6 times a day. Three of those meals are full meals. Ala breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The others are normally healthy snacks that get me to the next meal. I do a lot of meal replacements in the form of protein shakes. Normally I try to keep it healthy. Being 6'8' and 235 lbs did not happen easy for me. Not until about age 22 was I able to maintain a weight over 215lbs. Tough stuff when you are playing CENTER/ POWER FORWARD in college basketball. Looks its simple, if you want to be big you have to eat big. Here are a few things that might help.
1. VITAMINS- You must be on some type, your body can NOT do it on its own.
2. TRAIN THEN REPLENISH- When you train, lift, run, or whatever you are doing to improve you are tearing your muscle fibers. If you do not eat properly after exertion you actually are causing damage with the work you did.
3. WHAT DO I EAT?- Its simple, chicken, fish, turkey, lean beef. Keep it healthy to pack on the muscle.
4. DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST- When you sleep your body recovers, and is still burning calories. The first thing you eat goes directly to your muscles.
5. HYDRATE- keep water with you after hard workouts the day prior. Your body will thank you later!
Try some of these tips out for a few weeks and you will notice a change in your performance as well as how you feel day to day energy-wise. Hey I know all about food and getting ready for training. It's what I do. Train for maximum performance when the situation calls.
*below-meal I had at CARROWS here in California on vaca. Pretty good, started my day off rt haha
"Think positive, be positive, see positive results" -M.Dub